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Telenor and NTC to Cooperate in Egypt
FORNEBU, Norway and CAIRO, Egypt, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Telenor announced Tuesday a partnership with National Telecommunications Holding Corporation (NTC) in connection with the third mobile license in Egypt.Telenor and NTC will jointly deliver an application to qualify for participation in the auction for the Egyptian mobile license. The application is to be handed in before May 4th.
GlobeOp Financial Services
GlobeOp Names Jim Casey Global Head of Investor Relations
NEW YORK, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- GlobeOp(r) Financial Services (GFS(sm)), a leading provider of fund administration and related support services for hedge funds, fund of funds and high net worth family wealth offices, today announced that Jim Casey has joined the company as Global Head of Investor Relations, reporting to Vernon Barback, GFS President and Chief Operating Officer.
SeaDrill Limited -- Disclosure of Share Acquisition in Smedvig ASA
HAMILTON, Norway, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Reference is made to the press release dated 3 April 2006 regarding the closing of the U.S. Offer. After the expiry of the U.S. Offer period, SeaDrill Limited ("SeaDrill") has received acceptances for a total of 79,885 class A ADSs (class A-shares) and 161,239 class B ADSs (class B-shares), equaling in excess of 0.1% of the Smedvig ASA ("Smedvig") votes and 0.3% of the Smedvig capital. In addition, there has been a smaller adjustment of additional 2900 A-shares from the amount reported yesterday through the Mandatory Offer.
Novo Nordisk A/S
Novo Nordisk A/S: Treasury Stock
BAGSVAERD, Denmark, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Status re Novo Nordisk's holding of its own shares (31 March 2006) In continuation of the company's announcement dated 27 January 2006 concerning a planned share repurchase programme, and pursuant to Section 204.33 of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual, this is to report that Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) and its wholly-owned affiliates on 31 March 2006 owned 31,748,746 of its own B shares of DKK 2, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 63,497,492 or 8.95% of the total share capital.
NIDEK, Inc. Announces a Significant Increase in Ophthalmic Diagnostic Product Offerings Through the Merger With NIDEK Technologies America
FREMONT, Calif., April 3, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Effective April 1st, 2006, NIDEK Technologies America (NTA) of Greensboro, NC, has merged with NIDEK Inc. of Fremont, CA. As a global leader in eye care products for ophthalmology and optometry, NIDEK is consolidating its clinical, development, distribution, marketing and sales efforts in the United States to NIDEK's location in Fremont, CA. This allows NIDEK to expands both it's customer base, and increase product offerings to new and existing customers.